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A Note to the Stratford Middle School Community Regarding Today's Hold in Place Schedule - 11/15/19

November 15, 2019

Dear Stratford Middle School Community,

The purpose of this letter is to keep you informed regarding a situation that occurred today at Stratford Middle School. Note: this is the first of two letters you will receive from me this afternoon. Please keep an eye out for a separate communication regarding the Intruder Drill our students and staff members practiced today.

At approximately 9:48 a.m., a Hold in Place Schedule (formerly known as a Yellow Schedule) was called at Stratford Middle School to attend to a situation involving a staff member in need of medical assistance.  This is part of CCSD93’s Crisis Plan. In a Hold in Place Schedule, students and staff members stay in their classrooms and continue learning until the given situation is resolved. The intent of a Hold in Place Schedule is to preserve the integrity and safety of the individual in need as well as the safety of the other students and staff members in our building. 

A call was placed to 9-1-1, and as a result, an ambulance arrived at Stratford Middle School. The staff member was safely transported to the hospital in the ambulance.

Students and staff responded appropriately to the Hold in Place Schedule by following directions. It ended at approximately 10:03 a.m. when the ambulance departed and our regular schedule was resumed.

Student and staff member safety is our highest priority and I thank our students and staff members for their cooperation during today’s Hold in Place Schedule.  Please contact me at or 630-671-4300 if you have any questions or concerns regarding this information.


Patrick Dawson
Stratford Middle School